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Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions Hosts Film Screening and Conversation: Carole Douillard, Kandis Williams with Amelia Jones

Image: Courtesy of Carole Douillard and Kandis Williams

Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions is proud to announce the screenings of IDIR by visiting artists Carole Douillard (Institut français and FLAX Invites Resident) and her collaborator Babette Mangolte as well as Fountains by Berlin-based artist Kandis Williams. The screenings will conclude with a conversation between the artists lead by Amelia Jones, Robert A. Day Professor and Vice Dean of Research, Roski School of Art & Design, USC.

In 2018, Carole Douillard, known for her contribution to the first Olso Biennial 2019-2024, realized her performance film, IDIR, with American filmmaker Babette Mangolte. The film, which is based in the streets of Algier, consists of a political and poetic reeanactment of Bruce Nauman’s 1967 perforamce, Walking in an Exaggerated Manner Around the Perimeter of a Square.

Kandis Williams, Berlin-based artist, writer, editor and publisher, whose work often explores contemporary critical theory including racial-nationalism, authority and eroticism, also references several themes in the Nauman film.

Following the end of the screenings, Amelia Jones, curator and scholar of contemporary art, performance, and feminist/sexuality studies, will lead a discussion between the artists, exploring the themes incorporated into each of the films.